Springbok Captains

Number Captain Tests as Captain Debut as Captain
1 HH Castens 1 1891
2 RCD Snedden 1 1891
3 AR Richards 1 1891
4 FTD Aston 3 1896
5 BH Heatlie 2 1896
6 A Frew 1 1903
7 JM Powell 1 1903
8 HW Carolin 1 1906
9 PJ Roos 3 1906
10 DFT Morkel 2 1910
11 WA Millar 5 1910
12 FJ Dabbin 1 1912
13 TB Pienaar 0 1921
14 WH Morkel 3 1921
15 PK Albertyn 4 1924
16 PJ Mostert 4 1928
17 BL Osler 5 1931
18 PJ Nel 8 1933
19 DH Craven 4 1937
20 F du Plessis 3 1949
21 BJ Kenyon 1 1949
22 HSV Muller 9 1951
23 SP Fry 4 1955
24 SS Viviers 5 1956
25 JA du Rand 1 1956
26 JT Classen 9 1958
27 DC van Jaarsveld 1 1960
28 RG Dryburgh 2 1960
29 AS Malan 10 1960
30 GF Malan 4 1963
31 CM Smith 4 1964
32 DJ de Villiers 22 1965
33 TP Bedford 3 1969
34 JFK Maraia 11 1971
35 Piet Greyling 1 1972
36 M du Plessis 15 1975
37 MTS Stofberg 4 1980
38 W Classen 7 1981
39 DJ Serfontein 2 1984
40 HE Botha 9 1986
41 JC Breedt 2 1989
42 JF Pienaar 29 1993
43 CP Strauss 1 1994
44 AJ Richter 1 1995
45 GH Teichmann 36 1996
46 CPJ Krige 18 1999
47 J Erasmus 1 1999
48 JH van der Westhuizen 10 1999
49 AN Vos 16 1999
50 RB Skinstad 12 2001
51 JW Smit 83 2003
52 V Matfield 21* 2007
53 GJ Muller 1 2007
54 J de Villiers 37* 2012
55 S Burger 1* 2015
56 F du Preez 2* 2015
57 A Strauss 3* 2016
58 W Whiteley * 2017
59 E Etzebeth * 2017

 

* Player still active. Number of tests subject to change

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